The Butter and Egg Man

by  George S. Kaufman

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  8m, 5f

One of the most popular Broadway successes. A delightful satirical comedy about a seemingly simple country boy who came to New York and broke into the play producing game. But the young "butter-and-egg man" is somewhat more astute than he looks, and in the end is instrumental in turning a "flop" int…

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The Butter and Egg Man

by  George S. Kaufman

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One of the most popular Broadway successes. A delightful satirical comedy about a seemingly simple country boy who came to New York and broke into the play producing game. But the young "butter-and-egg man" is somewhat more astute than he looks, and in the end is instrumental in turning a "flop" into what is known in the game as a "wow." The plot rises to the heights of satirical comedy in the second act where the production is discussed by the cast and backers. The play starts out with a tremendous stride and continues right up to the fall of the last curtain. A sparkling comedy.
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George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After a brief career as a ribbon salesman, he contributed to the satirical newspaper column of Franklin P. Adams (“F.P.A.”) in the New York Evening Mail; on Adams’ recommendation, he was given a column of his own in the Washington Times in 1912. While servi ...

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